Michael Keaton

‘Spotlight’ Review: A Great Journalism Movie and a Surefire Oscar Contender

by Matt Singer September 15, 2015 @ 8:29 AM
Open Road
Spotlight is a story about the way things used to be done; a model of journalism in which a reporter might publish one article a year rather than one article a day (or, God help us, an hour). It follows the “Spotlight” unit of The Boston Globe, a four-person team of reporters who investigate big stories for as long as they need. In 2001, Martin Baron (Liev Schreiber) became the new editor of the Globe, and assigned the Spotlight writers the case of a Catholic priest accused of molesting numerous children. But rather than simply cover that one story, the Spotlight staff dug deeper into the Catholic Church’s history of hiding such crimes by moving priests from one place to another. Their work exposed systemic abuse stretching back decades and ultimately won a Pulitzer Prize… but wasn’t published until 2002.

Get ‘LOST’ With 15 Mysterious Facts About ABC’s Island Drama

by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 26, 2015 @ 2:40 PM
ABC’s LOST may not have answered every mystery set up over the course of five seasons, but did you know that J.J. Abrams first pitched the island drama to ABC as having no serialized mystery whatsoever? Or that the costly pilot got ABC’s then-president fired for his trouble? We don’t have to go back, the 21st episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?’ is right here, smoking out all the island secrets of LOST!

‘Spotlight’ Trailer: Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams Are True Church Detectives

by Britt Hayes July 29, 2015 @ 7:13 PM
One thing is for certain about director Tom McCarthy — he’s been very diverse, which makes him a bit unpredictable. His most recent film was the laughably, inconceivably awful The Cobbler, starring Adam Sandler. But prior to that he made acclaimed films like The Station Agent and Win Win. With that little Adam Sandler hiccup behind us now, we’re free to look forward to Spotlight, a new drama featuring an excellent ensemble cast and some very serious subject matter. Best of all: no magic shoes.

‘Kong: Skull Island’ Loses Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons

by Matt Singer July 1, 2015 @ 9:32 AM
Universal is on quite a hot streak lately, with four of the top ten movies of 2015 so far including Jurassic World (the biggest movie of the summer), Furious 7, and Pitch Perfect 2. The studio doesn’t have a ton of big-ticket franchises, and they’re really the only major studio that’s not in the superhero game, but the brands they do have, people love. People love Jurassic Park, and the Fast & Furious movies, and those adorable little Minions, whose movie comes out in a couple weeks. People also love King Kong, which is why Universal’s rebooting that franchise as Kong: Skull Island, a new take on the old monster movie about the giant, soulful ape with a thing for blondes.

Michael Keaton to Star in and Produce ‘Imagine Agents’ Comic Book Adaptation

by Britt Hayes June 22, 2015 @ 7:57 PM
Christopher Polk, Getty Images / Boom! Studios
Although his most recent film offered a cynical critique of comic book films, Michael Keaton’s next project finds him re-entering the realm of comic book movies. Imagine Agents isn’t your typical comic book film, though, and Keaton will not be wearing a cape or cowl. He will, however, have some imaginary friends.

Michael Keaton’s ‘The Founder’ Adds Nick Offerman and Laura Dern to McDonald’s Biopic

by Britt Hayes May 12, 2015 @ 7:28 PM
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It’ll never be as sexy as that new Hamburglar, but the biopic about McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc will definitely be more interesting. The upcoming film, starring Michael Keaton in the role of the calculating businessman has just added two very great names to the cast: former Parks and Recreation star and mustache icon Nick Offerman, and the always amazing Laura Dern.

Wait ‘Til You Get a Load of These 10 ‘Batman’ Facts

by ScreenCrush Staff April 6, 2015 @ 8:50 AM
Before Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman movie, Batman was largely known for the campy Adam West/Burt Ward TV series. In fact, they wanted to make a Batman movie based on that show called Batman in Outer Space. Luckily, two movie producers bought the rights and wanted to make a darker version of Batman's story. In the mid-80s, after the success of Ghostbusters, director Ivan Reitman was attached to direct and he wanted to cast Bill Murray as Batman and Eddie Murphy as Robin. These are just some of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which heads to Gotham with the original Batman!

SNL Ranked: Michael Keaton Gets Wonderfully Weird

by Britt Hayes April 5, 2015 @ 9:38 AM
Coming off the major acclaim (and major awards buzz) for Birdman, Michael Keaton returns to host SNL for the third time in his long and varied career. Keaton possesses a great deal of comedic sensibility, and his hosting gig this weekend almost seems a bit tardy, given his recent career resurgence. Better late than never. How did Keaton fare back on the SNL stage? Read on for your weekly sketch rankings!

SNL Casts Michael Keaton in One Very Strange Teen Movie

by Jacob Hall April 5, 2015 @ 9:32 AM
Mike O’Brien is one of SNL’s greatest secret weapons, a writer and performer whose truly unique voice shines through the show’s usual template. When he’s given total control of a digital short, it’s a genuine cause for celebration. His work feels less like just another sketch or parody, but more like an actual, full-fledged short film escaped into the show’s line-up.